The completion of a new 86-meter hanging bridge provides safer and convenient way to cross the portion of Talavera River in Barangay Minuli, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan said that the hanging bridge greatly benefits not only the residents of Sitio Santolan where it is located, but also those residing in the nearby sitios of Malidi and Sentro.
Locals in the area used to cross the river using risky makeshift wooden platforms which is difficult especially during rainy days where strong currents and rapid water flow in the river.
With the newly-constructed hanging bridge, locals and farmers now have easier access in and out of the communities without compromising their safety.
The provision of the bridge is also timely with the return to face-to-face classes particularly for students of Minuli Elementary School located just 700 meters away from the hanging bridge.
The DPWH Nueva Ecija First District Engineering Office (DEO) implemented the P4.9-million project with funding sourced from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2022.